Gosh coach, let's go and win one for the Gipper. How the hell does tosh like that actually help?
"Let us unite in banishing fear ... we cannot fail," Obama said, directly quoting the former Democratic president from his first 'fireside chat' on the radio to Americans in March 1933.
"Today we cannot fail, we cannot fail, not now, not tomorrow, not next year," Obama said in the US Senate chamber, just over a month before his general election showdown with Republican John McCain.
"This is a nation that's faced down war and depression, great challenges and great threats."
"And at each and every moment, we have risen up to meet these challenges, not as Democrats, not as Republicans, but as Americans, with resolve and with confidence.
"With that fundamental belief that here in America, our destiny is not written for us, it's written by us.
"That's who we are and that's the country I know we can be right now," he said.
This bailout deal from the Senate may founder in the House anyway. Wait and see.